The first thing I noticed when walking into my garden was the amount of tomatoes I had! I had so many I knew I couldn't eat or give them all away! So, I made some sauce.
Last year I shared how I made sauce a little late in the season for some of my readers, so I thought it would be a good time to share it again so you can enjoy some Garden Fresh Sauce too!
If you want a large amount of sauce you are going to need 2 to 3 times more (maybe even more) tomatoes then you will think. I am always surprised at how much you think you are going to get and what you really get. Also, I have done my regular sized tomatoes with my cherry tomatoes, and have not had any issue.
First take all your tomatoes and either poke a hole in them or just crush with your hand into a cooking pot. I start my pot with a little garlic, onion and oil. Let this cook down until it looks like this.
Once you have let your tomatoes cook down, strain them into a metal screen colander, over a big bowl. You may have to fill your colander a couple times before you empty your cooking pot. Then take a spoon or pestle and crush your mixture through the screen. This makes removes your seeds and skins. See?
Once I have all my sauce through and have thrown out my seeds and skin, I place it back in my cooking pot, I add my herbs and spices and some store bought tomato paste. The paste helps thicken it up.